The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of June 2021, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,031,516 net tons, a 33.3 percent increase from the 6,023,524 net tons shipped in June 2020. Shipments were up 0.6 percent from the 7,987,038 net tons shipped in the previous month, May 2021. Shipments year-to-date in 2021 are 45,969,876 net tons, a 11.5 percent increase vs. 2020 shipments of 41,218,207 for six months.
A comparison of shipments year-to-date in 2021 to the first six months of 2020 shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheet up 19 percent, cold rolled sheet, up 14 percent, and hot rolled sheet, up 6 percent.
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